Bebop on down to the South Carolina Jazz Festival!
Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie’s hometown of Cheraw hosts the annual South Carolina Jazz Festival Oct. 18-21.
In addition to headliner jazz musicians Katie McGarry and Think Jazz Orchestra, the festival offers more than 20 regional artists from the Carolinas performing in venues ranging from restaurants and parks to downtown streets. A Bebop parade, jazz crawls, a fine arts and crafts exhibition, a Madonnari-Southern style chalk competition, kids’ activities and more attract locals and tourists eager to experience top quality jazz and soak up the history of a musical legend. New this year is Evening on the Green, a free street party. Don’t miss the self-guided walking tour of Dizzy-related sites and Dizzy’s birthday party.
Many events are free and family friendly. Visit the S.C. Jazz Festival website for a complete schedule and ticket information.